Dean Newins, architectural professional, commercial architecture, architectural design

Dean Newins, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

President & CEO

Opus AE Group, L.L.C.

Professional Architect Registrations: AL, CA, CO, D.C., GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MN, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, PA, SC, SD, UT, VA & WI

As President & CEO, Dean provides executive leadership to the company’s architects, engineers and interior designers. He is responsible for finances and overall operations. Dean, along with company leaders, manages all phases of the design process from design development through construction administration. He also provides design leadership on entitlement efforts for projects during the early stages.

Dean has worked on and led many projects in the office, multifamily, industrial and institutional sectors. His experience includes the programming and feasibility of large, urban, mixed-use projects. These experiences come to bear on each new project that is undertaken by the Opus team. The lessons learned on each project are brought forward to help shape each and every new project the team undertakes.

Opus has been a leader in employing a sustainable approach to architecture and the built environment. Dean has been an integral part of this important strategy, designing and constructing in excess of 1 million square feet of USGBC LEED Certified commercial and institutional projects. Dean is the executive leader for the Opus Green Team, the group that champions the Opus sustainable platform.

He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the New York Institute. Dean is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Minnesota Society of the American Institute of Architects and the U.S. Green Building Council.